The Glory of Repentance
“…and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.” (Revelation 16:9b)
One of the hardest aspects of repentance is the relinquishment of self-governance. It is easy to change our behavior as long as we still feel like we are in control, but repentance requires both a change of action and a change of mind. The repentant sinner recognizes and glorifies God while accepting his/her own humiliation. We are unworthy of governing ourselves. We require a Master and Commander. We need a King to tell us what to do and how to do it. The fruits of our self-governed lives have been failure.
Repentance gives Him the glory and recognizes our own shame.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites